THE LIFE OF OUR PRODUCTS
Quechua, Tribord, and all the others are not just brands, they are our passion sports. Why do we talk about passion sport ? Quite simply because our teams are women and men passionate about sport and their jobs. Sportspeople who are committed to designing the best sports products for other sportspeople !
1996 : we created our first passion sports. Since then a lot of others have emerged.
And it's probably not over ... So, do you know them all?
1996 → TRIBORD, QUECHUA
1997 → SOLOGNAC
1998 → DOMYOS, KIPSTA
1999 → APTONIA, GEONAUTE
2002 → INESIS
2004 → KALENJI
2005 → FOUGANZA
2006 → ARTENGO, B’TWIN, WEDZE
2007 → CAPERLAN
2008 → GEOLOGIC, NABAIJI, NEWFEEL, OXELO, SIMOND
2011 → FLX
2016 → OUTSHOCK
2017 → ITIWIT, MASKOON, ORAO, OROKS, RIVERSIDE, ROCKRIDER, SUBEA, TARMAK
2018 → ALL SIX, ATORKA, CANAVERAL, FORCLAZ, INOVIK, OLAIAN, TRIBAN, SAMBO
2019 → CHAIYO, COPAYA, DRAGONBOAT, FENC'IT, IMVISO, KUIKMA, KOODZA, KOROK, LUGIK, NATIMEO, OFFLOAD, OPFEEL, PERFLY, PONGORI, SANDEVER, VAN RYSEL, WAIKRU
2020 → AXELYS, CORENGTH, EVADICT, DREAMSCAPE, ELOPS, FIFTER, KIPRUN, NYAMBA, RADBUG, TAMAHOO, URBALL, WATKO
2021 → KIMJALY, KUPIMA, OXYLANE, STAREVER
If we have so many passion sports, it is to better equip sportspeople by offering them precise and technical products that are always well suited to their activity.
For example, a diving wetsuit is not quite like a surf wetsuit. Concerning the diving suit, the fastening is in the front because of the oxygen bottle which is behind, on the surf suit, the zip is behind so it remains comfortable when on the board.
Let's take the evolution of water sports as an example. Creation of Tribord dedicated to water sports in 1996. In 2008, Tribord separates from its swimming activity, creation of Nabaiji. In 2016, it's divided into 4 sports: Itiwit (paddle sports, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking), Subea (diving), Tribord (sailing) and Olaian (surfing, bodyboarding and skimboarding). In 2020, Olaian is divided into 2 sports: Radbug (bodyboard) and Oliaian (surf, wakeboard); and Tribord is divided into 2 sports: Tribord (sailing) and Tamahoo (windsurf).
MOST OF OUR PASSION SPORTS ARE IN FRANCE.
With a few exceptions! Yes, we are adapting to sports around the world. Badminton is in China because the racquet sport is much more practiced there than in France.
What is a design centre? It is a place where we imagine future products. To keep things simple and facilitate exchange with sportspeople along with field tests, ours are implemented in the heart of the sport's playground. For example, it is in Hendaye, near the sea, that our teams are imagining the future water sports collections.
1994 : we opened DECATHLON Campus, our first design centre, in Villeneuve d´Ascq (Nord, France). Around the design centre: a store and multisport fields spread over 50 hectares. A short anecdote: before becoming DECATHLON Campus, the site housed the Bull microcomputer assembly plant.
1999 : the first design center dedicated to mountain sports is located in the legendary Mont-Blanc valley, 20 km from Chamonix (Haute-Savoie, France). It grew until the opening of the Mountain Store in 2014. Designed with respect for the environment, this 10,000 m2 space brings together a store and all the design teams.
Water sports center
In Hendaye (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France), the Water Sports Center has been dedicated to the design of water sports since 2004. This 2000 m² space is established in the premises of the former port auction, near the ocean. It is also the largest store for watersports in the region.
Established in 2008 in the largest forest of Europe, in Gironde, this 18 hectare design centre is dedicated to hunting and fishing sports. There is also the largest hunting and fishing store in Aquitaine on site, as well as practice areas and a one and a half hectare pond.
In Marcq-en-Baroeul (North of France), the Domyos Center has welcomed design teams with expertise in fitness, cardio, yoga, gym, dance, pilates, cross training, body-building, and even combat sports, since 2008. Around the design centre: a store, a fitness club and a centre of physiotherapy.
Inesis golf park
Inesis Golf Park has welcomed design teams to Marcq-en-Baroeul (North of France), since 2009.
There is a pro-shop, a 9-hole course, a 6-hole pitch & putt course, an indoor practice with 20 stations, an outdoor practice with 43 stations, an indoor putting green, an outdoor putting green and a simulator. And all that in the same place!
Since 2010, the B’Twin Village has welcomed urban mobility enthusiasts and cycling enthusiasts in Lille (North of France). On-site is a design centre, a bicycle assembly plant, a store, bike trails, a skate ramp, a table tennis court, and a fitness centre. Yes, all that over a terrain of 18 hectares! A short anecdote: the land sheltered an airfield during WWI and a tobacco factory between 1960 and 2004.
In 2015, the Kipstadium moved to Tourcoing (North of France) on the wasteland of the former Terken brewery and the former Transpole bus depot. This design centre dedicated to team sports brings together, over 45,000 m2, indoor and outdoor fields for football, handball, basketball, volleyball, rugby, etc. Kipstadium has also 5 different floor coverings, 5 collective changing rooms, a warm-up and stretching room, as well as a footgolf course.